The Loudermilk Center for Excellence, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Client: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
Architect: CRA Associates
Completion Date: 2011
Delivery Method: Construction Manager at Risk
T. A. Loving demolished the existing East End Zone facility at Kenan Stadium and constructed the new 190,000 sq ft Loudermilk Center for Excellence, which included a premium seating section called, The Blue Zone, that added 2,980 seats to the stadium’s capacity. The multi-functional facility’s intent was to provide opportunities/programming space for promoting excellence in both academics and athletics. Within the Loudermilk is the 29,000 sq ft John W. Pope Student-Athlete Academic Support Center and the Baddour Carolina Leadership Academy. Also housed within is a strength and conditioning center for Carolina’s Olympic sports programs/athletes and a visitor team locker room. Office and athletic operations staff are also located within Loudermilk. The space also ties the north and south concourses together which resulted in a 360-degree concourse around Kenan.
Additional resources provided within Loudermilk Center for Excellence include conference space, food service and concession areas, and new event/entertaining spaces.